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Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google Inc., made a surprise visit on Saturday to Russiaâ€™s Baikonur Cosmodrome, located in the barren steppes of central Kazakhstan.
Officials with Russiaâ€™s space program said Saturday that a number of safety improvements have been made for spacecrafts returning to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS).
An Austin, Texas, man in Kazakhstan is set to become the world's sixth space tourist and the first second-generation space traveler from the United States. Richard Garriott, 47, a computer game developer, is due to launch Oct.
Text of report by privately-owned Interfax-Kazakhstan news agency Almaty, 7 October: The National Space Agency of Kazakhstan (Kazkosmos) does not rule out that in future, Russia may abandon the use of the Baykonur [space ground] and it [Kazkosmos] develops plans on the further functioning of the space centre.
Russia launches rocket with navigator satellites MOSCOW, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- A Russian carrier rocket blasted off on Thursday from Baikonur cosmodrome, a Central Asian launching pad, with three navigator satellites atop, local media reported.
An International Launch Services (ILS) Proton Breeze M launch vehicle successfully carried the Nimiq 4 satellite into space for Telesat today. This was the fourth launch of the year, and 47th overall, for ILS.
MOSCOW. Sept 15 (Interfax-AVN) - The Baikonur spaceport is preparing to launch a Proton-M rocket with three GLONASS-M satellites onboard, the Federal Space Agency website said on Monday. The launch is scheduled for September 25.
BAIKONUR. Sept 8 (Interfax-AVN) - A Soyuz-U rocket with a Progress M-65 spacecraft were mounted on Baikonur's launch pad, a source at the spaceport told Interfax-AVN. The Progress M-65 is due to take off at 11.49 p.m. on September 10.
Russian rocket sends five German satellites into orbit MOSCOW, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Russia on Friday launched a Dnepr rocket to put five German satellites into orbit, news agencies reported.
MOSCOW. Aug 29 (Interfax-AVN) - Five German RapidEye satellites have separated from the Dnepr (intercontinental ballistic missile RS- 20) launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday. "The satellites have been put into orbit.
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